Just a quick note to let you know I am safe and well. I’m getting things set up in Pasadena, and my space is beginning to feel more like a bedroom than various piles of stuff. I’m looking forward to orientation officially beginning on Tuesday, but am grateful that I have another day to make progress on my apartment. I have successfully assembled a desk, bookcase and dresser by myself–much to the amazement of my roommates. One of my roommates asked what they teach us in Idaho (that would equip me to assemble Ikea furniture unassisted) and I told her that we’re issued a tool box in the hospital when we’re born—and she believed me for a split second.
Thank you for your continued prayers as I step into this new world. I have had moments of exhaustion, excitement, and even a few tearful moments as I’ve thought about the wonderful tribe I’ve had to leave behind. I am so happy to be here, and your support has made it possible.